Huge outpouring of support for students

IN MEMORY, HOPE–Homestead Graphics of Baraga created and donated banners displayed at last Tuesday night’s basketball game in L’Anse. Posted at the back of the gym, they served as a focal point for students and community members who came together in support of the youths’ families, and for one another. A boys’ game slated for Calumet that night was postponed so students could be together.

by Nancy Besonen
The L’Anse High School (LHS) gym was packed to its rafters last Tuesday following a tragedy that shook the community to its core. Two LHS seniors, 17-year-olds Dylan Roberts of Aura and Christopher Turpeinen of Pelkie, had died the day before and 17-year-old LHS junior Hunter Pelon of Baraga was still fighting for her life after the three were found in a vehicle that was still running. Asphyxiation was suspected. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.